These Vegan Blueberry Muffins feature a buttery flavor and smooth texture thanks to the combined efforts of non-dairy milk, lemon juice and lemon extract. This compliments the tartness of the blueberries, making a delectable snack for breakfast or any other occasion. The combination of lemon juice and lemon extract in this recipe is so the lemon flavor can be brought up to tasty levels without excessive acidity, which in large amounts can negatively affect gluten's ability to bind.
Vegan Blueberry Muffins Recipe1 cup + 2 Tablespoons non-dairy milk
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon golden flax meal
1 ½ cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar
½ cup Regular Vegan Butter or margarine, melted (1 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
1) Curdle your non-dairy milkPreheat oven to 325F (163C). If you're using this recipe for muffins, line a muffin tin with cupcake liners so the muffins don't stick to the tin and can be removed easily. In a medium bowl, whisk together non-dairy milk, lemon juice and golden flax meal. Let it sit for about 10 minutes so the mixture slightly curdles and thickens.
2) Whisk together the dry ingredientsIn a large mixing bowl whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda.
3) Whisk together the flavor building ingredientsIn another large mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, Vegan Butter, vanilla extract, lemon extract, salt and cinnamon. Now whisk in the non-diary milk and lemon juice mixture from Step 1.
4) Build the batter and add the blueberriesPour the wet ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. The mixture may seem really thick. This is normal because the blueberries will excrete lots of moisture while baking. Stir in the blueberries.
5) Bake to perfection
Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Pour the batter into the muffin pan making sure the dough is filled up to the top of the pan and domed. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
To make muffins
To make breadPour the batter into a lightly oiled 8 x 4 inch loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Store in a covered container or plastic freezer bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 6 months. This recipe makes 1 loaf or 6 to 8 Vegan Blueberry Muffins.